Mitski has shared a final advance single from her forthcoming album Laurel Hell. ‘Love Me More’ arrives with an accompanying video directed by Christopher Good, who also helmed the video for ‘Nobody’. Check it out below.
“As ‘Love Me More’ was written pre-pandemic, lyrics like ‘If I keep myself at home’ had different meanings than what they would now, but I kept them on the album because I found that some of the sentiments not only remained the same, but were accentuated by the lockdown,” Mitski explained in a statement, adding:
‘Love Me More’ went through the most iterations out of all the songs on the album. It’s been too fast, too slow, and at some point, it was even an old style country song. Finally, I think because we had watched The Exorcist, we thought of Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells’ and experimented with floating an ostinato over the chorus. As we steadily evolved the ostinato to fit over the chord progressions, we began to hear how the track was meant to sound.
Laurel Hell, the follow-up to 2018’s Be the Cowboy, is due for release on February 4 via Dead Oceans. Mitski previously unveiled the album tracks ‘Working for the Knife’, ‘The Only Heartbreaker’, and ‘Heat Lightning’, all of which made our Best New Songs segment.